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of new jersey and andrew cuomo of new york along with senators and house members from those states blasted house speaker john boehner today for putting off a vote on aid for victims of superstorm sandy. we have three reports on all this tonight. first, elaine quijano on the storms of protest over sandy aid that got action. elaine? >> reporter: good evening to you, anthony, well, here at the statehouse in new jersey, republican governor chris christie said the people of his state are being used as political pawns just two months after sandy hit. >> 66 days and counting. shame on you. shame on congress. >> reporter: superstorm sandy caused over $36 billion in damage in new jersey. governor christie says he was assured by congressional leaders that the aid package would be put to a vote. but house speaker boehner pulled the legislation and did not return christie's phone calls. >> disaster relief was something that you didn't play games with. >> reporter: do you feel betrayed right now, governor? >> yes. if the people of new jersey feel betrayed today by those who did this in the hous
of the damage claims. governor cuomo and i have spent hours and hours speaking to individual members of the house and senate, to answer their questions. we worked with president obama and his administration and satisfied them of the urgent need of the $60 billion aid package. this was good enough for 62 united states senators of both parties to vote for this package. this was good enough for majority of the house of representatives. it overcame all the factual challenges, it just could not overcome the toxic interl politics of the house majority. finally, new jersey and new york are perennially among the most generous states in the nation to our fellow states. we vote for disaster relief for other states in need, we are donor states, spending -- sending much more to washington, d.c. than we ever get back in federal spending. despite this history of unbridled generosity, in our hour of desperate need, we have been left waiting for help, six times longer than the victims of katrina, with no end in sight. americans are tired of the palace intrigue and political partisanship of this cong
, governor cuomo and i will not stop fighting together to see that justice is done and our citizens suffering is finally addressed by this congress. >> that news conference wrapping up just a couple minutes ago. happening after governor christie spoke with president obama about the lack of a spending solution for hurricane sandy victims. here's what's some house members had to say about the failure of oufer republican leadership to bring a standing aid bill to the floor before the end of the session. this is from earlier today. >> the fact is as congresswoman lowey said within 10 days of can treeno $60 billion was appropriated. that number ended up going well over $100 billion. there is now nine weeks and nothing has been appropriated at all by this congress from the people of new york, new jersey, connecticut, long island which i represent. and the fact is that over the last five, six, seven weeks we did everything that the republican leadership asked us to do. governor cuomo came down. i was at the meeting. he met with the speaker. governor christie came down, he met with the speaker. mayor
those items are not in the house bill. the mayor, the governors, both christie and cuomo came and made sure, they itemized everything and those items were not included in the house bill. >> all right, so those are taken out. that's one good thing. we're in an environment where a fiscal cliff deal comes along and nobody's really thrilled about what they got, but we did get something that increases deficits, so people say how can we go no matter how good the cause and spend another $60 billi billion. >> emergency disaster funding have always been different. americans. and when americans are in trouble because of a national disaster, we come to one another's aids. what we were concerned about, democrats and republicans, individuals from new york, connecticut, new jersey, but we also had colleagues come from around the country, is that why change the standards now? because the standards have been the same. when katrina happened, let's do it. within ten days. $60 billion was there. when there's a small town, where there's a tornado or some other national disaster, we say let's do it. that's
. governor cuomo and i are as frustrated as to people can be. unlike the people in congress, we have actual responsibilities. >> a fellow new jersey lawmaker was inviting the house speaker to see how ravaged the area still is 66 days after sandy struck. >> i would ask him to drive through see bright new jersey. a town of less than 2000 people. the business district is totally destroyed. speaker boehner says the house will vote on $9 billion for flood insurance on friday and another vote for additional assistance will be held by january 15. chris christie says that's just two more weeks people are left without a place to live. >> the fiscal cliff deal coverage continues night on world news. i spoke to diane sawyer about the fiscal cliff and what else they're working on. we have been following the fiscal cliff deal. what is in that deal? >> the latest on washington and what an uproar there has been over hurricanes and the relief. we will have the latest on the fist fight going on. >> it was great seeing the rose bowl parade coverage yesterday because and the storm was back. >> we l
for less drama than speaker boehner managed to anger chris christie, andrew cuomo, the entire northeast constituency and then some. now i guess he's had a change of heart. is that right? >> he drew a lot of bipartisan fire. and peter king after firing some broad sides at speaker boehner and who on the floor suggest that republicans stop donating money to the republican party until this thing gets straightened out as a means of retribution, peter king emerged from that meeting with other tri-state area lawmakers and says what's done a done. my anger this morning was a lifetime ago. apparently the speaker patched things up to a sufficient agree with peter king. i don't know about the democrats from that area. with his offer now to put a bill on the floor for $9 billion. a down payment sof $9 billion, the most urgent need is flood insurance for those folks on the coast of new jersey, new york, and connecticut. put that on the floor on friday. just a day after the new congress begins. and pledges to do the $51 billion on january 15th. here's the problem all along. the speaker did not want t
people hate congress. it's why they hate them. and governor cuomo and i are as two frustrated as two people can be, because unlike people in congress, we have actual responsibilities. and we have a responsibility to make things happen. >> reporter: tough words there. president obama joined the fight earlier in the day, demanding that the house take action to move the aid package. you can almost imagine that john boehner felt a little bit today like the last politician to get hit by an obama-christie one-two punch. that was mitt romney. >> ouch. thank you, eamon. let's get to our two special guests to kick this around. i say happy new year to both of you, gentlemen. my old friend charlie wrangle, it looks like peter king prevailed. $9 billion in flood insurance this friday and another $51 billion in relief the following friday, which gets you to the $60 billion in the senate. is this battle over and won, charlie? >> as far as i am concerned, i think it was a good day for the congress, peter king and so many other republicans that don't normally find this coalition with democrats did c
, including governor christie a governor and governor cuomo, a democrat should be deeply disappointed. >> bill: yeah i can't wait to hear what chris christie has to say about that today. >> i'm sure christie will let us know how he feels. >> bill: no doubt about that. 866-55-press. we're here on the "full court press" with arthur delaney. >> announcer: heard around the country and seen on current tv this is the "bill press show." thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit. i honestly loved smoking and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes
nomination, compared to 66% for joe biden. 56% andrew cuomo, 52% for elizabeth warren. 75% would be very or somewhat likely to support paul ryan in 2016. 59% for new jersey governor chris christie. 58% for marco rubeio. 51% for former florida governor jeb bush. president obama plans to submit gun control legislation to congress in 2013. that will deal with assault weapons specifically, as well as background checks on gun sales. as you might realize, it's spurred on by the school massacre in newtown, connecticut, killed 20 children and 6 adults. murdered his mother and killed himself. speaking yesterday on "meet the press," the president says something has to fundamentally change in this country. that newtown shootings cannot feel like what he called a routine episode. >> that was the worst day of my presidency, and it's not something that i want to see repeated. >> vice president joe biden is leading a task force that will submit legislative proposals to the president in january. >>> also, happy new year, new zealand. auckland. and the start of 2013 with the fireworks display from sky to
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providing leadership and backup documentation for all of the damage claims. governor cuomo and i --. ashley: we have been listening to new jersey governor chris christie responding to the nonvote on that aid bill for victims of superstorm sandy. he is blaming the house republicans and house speaker john boehner, he said this is not a partisan issue, calling it disappointing and disgusting. tracy: so the house of representatives failed with callous indifference, pointed out that katrina got their funding in 10 days. it has been 66 days for new york and new jersey and congressman bill pascrell from new jersey also pointed out new york, new jersey, we send a load of money in tax dollars to the federal government. ashley: oh, yeah. >> the least they could do is pay attention to these areas that are --. ashley: very upset. tracy: he said it was disgusting to watch. ashley: disappointing. despite reaching a last minute deal last night on the fiscal cliff many americans will still be paying more when it comes to their taxes in the new year. peter barnes joins us with the breakdown. >> ashley and t
of the two states, governor cuomo of new york and chris christi of new jersey. >> dan, thanks very much. >>> while republicans have been fighting among themselves over the fiscal cliff deal and the disaster relief, we're learning of an angry and foul-mouthed exchange between the house speaker john boehner and harry reid days before the deal. it was touched off by this comment from harry reid. >> the american people i don't think understand the house of representatives is operating without the house of representatives. it's being operated with a dictatorship of the speaker, not allowing the vast majority of the house of representatives to get what they want. john boehner seems to care more about keeping his speakership than keeping the nation on firm financial footing. >> our senior congressional correspondent, dana bash, is joining us with more on this story. pick it up for our viewers, because some ugly words were exchanged. >> reporter: that's right. this incident happened last friday in the lobby of the white house when they were waiting to go into meet with the president on the fisc
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